Shannon + Bryan

How did you meet?

Bryan and I went to school together; however did not really notice each other until he left to complete an electrical trade and he suddenly became very cool and sexy 🙂

When did you know they were the one?

I knew Bryan was the one when I realised he would follow me and my dreams anywhere (and me the same for him!)

What are your three favourite attributes of your partner?

Bryan is patient and kind but does not put up with my nonsense!

Who proposed and how?

Bryan proposed to me on NYE 2020, by waking me up and saying ‘Here have this!’, and tried to put a ring on my finger!

Where did you fall in love with your dress and why?

I saw ‘River’ on the MWL Instagram page and knew it was the one for me! She is rustic and beautiful, and that skirt is to die for! I spent a lot of time pre wedding just twirling in it!

What was the best moment for you at your wedding? 

The moment Bryan put his hands on my face to kiss me as his wife!

What were your favourite details? 

The pops of colour we had throughout our ceremony and reception venues – the flowers were cream, rust orange and dusty pink/rose, which matched in so beautifully with our venue “Annabella chapel” (Sunshine Coast QLD, Aus)!

What advice would you tell other brides?

I was a fairly non-traditional bride – we’ve been together for 20 years and have 2 beautiful little children together. So it meant we didn’t need to stress about all the little details! We wanted a small family wedding with all the kids so we did! We wanted a beautiful but yet intimate ceremony and reception venue so we did! Do what you want to do for your wedding, not anyone’s ideas – we thought ‘they’ve had their turn, its ours now!’ My only other suggestion is to make sure you designate a motel/accommodation key person so you know who to see when you want to get to your room after the celebrations, especially if you don’t have pockets!!

Any standout vendors?

All my vendors were wonderful – Sunnycoast photos, sunshine coast celebrant Philippa Holness, Judy Steward at Annabella Chapel, Makeup by Marlies, Brightwater Hotel!




Sunnycoast photos